Impact Conference

30 - 31 March 2023
Bilbao, Spain

Enlight Impact Conference 30-31 March 2023 Bilbao, Spain

Introduction

Impact assessment is a practice that is growing in relevance worldwide. More and more organisations are analysing their impacts with the objective of getting evidence, understanding and demonstrating the value of their contributions, in particular, contributions to society. In the Higher Education context, impact is also becoming a higher priority both at the EU and global levels.

The ENLIGHT Impact Conference will bring international leading impact experts in – and outside the academic ecosystem to exchange and discuss approaches for embedding impact within Universities full spectrum of activities, being in education, in research, in innovation or in societal engagement related activities.

The ENLIGHT Impact Conference will be the fora to:

Debate how to raise impact awareness, literacy and readiness in higher education.

Share and learn about different approaches for impact assessment.

Discuss barriers and opportunities for promoting common impact-driven research agendas.

Understand how European Universities Alliances are bringing about impact and transforming the European Higher Education Area.

Join us in Bilbao on 30-31 March 2023
and meet our future ENLIGHT Impact Ambassadors!

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Programme

9h30 - 10h00

Welcome session

Eva Ferreira_photo

Eva Ferreira

Rector of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Jokin_photo

Jokin Bildarratz Sorron

Minister for Education. Basque Government. Spain.

ENLIGHT Governing Board representative

10h00 – 11h00

Opening session

Impact: Universities working with and for society

Chair

Eva Ferreira_photo

Eva Ferreira

Rector of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Sophia Eriksson

Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot

Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+. Directorate General for Education and Culture. European Commission. (video message)

Adolfo Morais_photo

Adolfo Morais Ezquerro

Deputy Minister for Universities and Research. Basque Government. Spain.

Steven Hill

Steven Hill

Director of Research. Research England. United Kingdom.

Guido_photo

Guido Van Huylenbroeck

ENLIGHT Project Coordinator. Academic Director for Internationalisation. Ghent University. Belgium.

11h00 – 11h30

Coffee break

11h30 – 13h00

Roundtable discussion 1

Embedding impact at our higher education institutions: raising impact awareness, literacy and readiness

Moderator

Glória

Glória Nunes Rodrigues

International Manager. Euskampus Foundation. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Speakers

Paul Dodd

Vice-President for Engagement. University of Galway. Ireland.

Yves Ducq photo

Yves Ducq

Open Science Manager. Former Vice-President Quality Assurance. University of Bordeaux. France.

Esther De Smet

Esther De Smet

Senior Research Policy Advisor. Ghent University. Belgium.

Stefan de Jong

Stefan de Jong

Assistant professor. Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Netherlands.

13h00 – 14h00

Lunch

14h00 – 15h30

Roundtable discussion 2

Methodologies for impact assessment in higher education: what can we learn from the business, environmental, quality assurance and research impact assessment practices?

Moderator

Jeroen

Jeoren Huisman

Professor. Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent. Ghent University. Belgium.

Speakers

Leire San Jose

Leire San José

Full Professor. Financial Economics Department. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Peter O'Flynn

Peter O'Flynn

Senior Advisor. Sustainable Development Impact. The Private Infrastructure Development Group. United Kingdom.

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Manager Strategic Initiatives. University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN). The Netherlands.

Andrea Abbate_web

Andrea Abbate

Impact Models and Socio-environmental Evaluation Collaborator. Banca Etica. Italy

15h30 – 16h00

Coffee break

16h00 – 17h30

Workshop

Barriers and opportunities for promoting a common impact-driven research agenda

Facilitator

Louise Hannon_photo

Louise Hannon

Head of Research Post Award. University of Galway. Ireland.

Keynote speakers

Ramón Flecha

Ramon Flecha

Full Professor. University of Barcelona. Spain.

Marta

Marta Wroblewska

Assistant Professor. Department of Humanities. SWPS University. Poland.

18h00

Social event: guided visit to Guggenheim Museum

20h30

Dinner

9h00 - 10h30

Bringing theory into practice: Impact-elevator pitch

Experts panel

Anika Duut van Goor

Anika Duut van Goor

Director. AESIS Network for Advancing & Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science. The Netherlands.

Maya Caen

Education Policy Advisor. Ghent University. Belgium.

Iñigo Puertas

Iñigo Puertas

Impact Manager. Euskampus Foundation. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

10h30 – 11h00

Coffee break

11h00 – 12h30

Roundtable discussion 3

How universities alliances are bringing about impact and transforming the EHEA and ERA?

Moderator

John Edwards

Secretary General. European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE). Belgium

Speakers

Igor Campillo

Igor Campillo

Leader of ENLIGHT Impact. Director of Euskampus Foundation. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Ernesto EXPOSITO_web

Ernesto Exposito

Vice-rector for International Relations. Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour. UNITA University Alliance. France.

Hannes Raffaseder

Coordinator of the EUDRES Alliance. St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. Austria.

Representative of a European University Alliance

12h30 – 13h00

Closing session: Looking ahead. ENLIGHT Impact Awards

Gijs_photo

Gijs Coucke

ENLIGHT Executive Secretary. Ghent University. Belgium.

Anna Panagopoulou

Anna Panagopoulou

Director for European Research Area and Innovation. Directorate General for Research and Innovation. European Commission. (video message)

Adolfo Morais_photo

Adolfo Morais Ezquerro

Deputy Minister for Universities and Research. Basque Government. Spain.

Eva Ferreira_photo

Eva Ferreira

Rector of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

13h00 – 14h00

Lunch

Speakers

Adolfo Morais_photo

Adolfo Morais Ezquerro

Deputy Minister for Universities and Research. Basque Government. Spain.

Andrea Abbate_web

Andrea Abbate

Impact Models and Socio-environmental Evaluation Collaborator. Banca Etica. Italy.

Anika Duut van Goor

Anika Duut van Goor

Director. AESIS Network for Advancing & Evaluating the Societal Impact of Science. The Netherlands.

Anna Panagopoulou

Anna Panagopoulou

Director for European Research Area and Innovation. Directorate General for Research and Innovation. European Commission. 

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Balzhan Orazbayeva

Manager Strategic Initiatives. University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN). The Netherlands.

Ernesto EXPOSITO_web

Ernesto Exposito

Vice-rector for International Relations. Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour. UNITA University Alliance. France.

Esther De Smet

Esther De Smet

Senior Research Policy Advisor. Ghent University. Belgium.

Eva Ferreira_photo

Eva Ferreira

Rector of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Gijs_photo

Gijs Coucke

ENLIGHT Executive Secretary. Ghent University. Belgium.

Glória

Glória Nunes Rodrigues

International Manager. Euskampus Foundation. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Guido_photo

Guido Van Huylenbroeck

ENLIGHT Project Coordinator. Academic Director for Internationalisation. Ghent University. Belgium.

Igor Campillo

Igor Campillo

Leader of ENLIGHT Impact. Director of Euskampus Foundation. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Iñigo Puertas

Iñigo Puertas

Impact Manager. Euskampus Foundation. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Jeroen

Jeroen Huisman

Professor. Centre for Higher Education Governance Ghent. Ghent University. Belgium.

Leire San Jose

Leire San José

Full Professor, Financial Economics Department. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Spain.

Louise Hannon_photo

Louise Hannon

Head of Research Post Award. University of Galway. Ireland.

Marta

Marta Wroblewska

Assistant Professor. Department of Humanities. SWPS University. Poland.

Peter O'Flynn

Peter O’Flynn

Senior Advisor Sustainable Development Impact. The Private Infrastructure Development Group. UK.

Ramón Flecha

Ramon Flecha

Full Professor. University of Barcelona. Spain.

Sophia Eriksson

Sophia Eriksson Waterschoot

Director for Youth, Education and Erasmus+. Directorate General for Education and Culture. European Commission.

Stefan de Jong

Stefan de Jong

Assistant professor. Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Netherlands.

Steven Hill

Steven Hill

Director of Research. Research England. United Kingdom.

Yves Ducq photo

Yves Ducq

Open Science Manager. Former Vice-President Quality Assurance. University of Bordeaux. France.

Hannes Raffaseder

Coordinator of the EUDRES Alliance. St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. Austria.

John Edwards

Secretary General. European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE). Belgium

Maya Caen

Education Policy Advisor. Ghent University. Belgium.

Paul Dodd

Vice-President for Engagement. University of Galway. Ireland.

ENLIGHT Impact Awards

The ENLIGHT Impact Awards seek to recognize and give visibility to research endeavors at ENLIGHT universities that are exemplars in planning for and achieving impact. ENLIGHT will concede five Impact Awards in alignment with its flagship domains identified as key determinants of societal well-being and sustainability.

You can meet the nominees, awarded teams and the respective Impact Ambassadors during the ENLIGHT Impact Conference on 31st March.

Practical information

Bizkaia Aretoa

Abandoibarra Etorbidea, 3 
48009 Bilbao, Biscay. Spain

See map

Meeting room

Baroja meeting room
Bizkaia Aretoa, 2nd floor

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Social event

Guggenheim Museum 
Abandoibarra Etorbidea, 2
48009 Bilbao, Biscay. Spain

Visit to the Museum and many more surprises! 
30 March, 18h00.

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How to get there

Bilbao International Airport offers more than 600 flights a week, directly linking up to a wide variety of major cities! To reach Bilbao from the airport, take the A3247 Bizkaibus for 2 stops and get off at Moyua Plaza. You can also catch a taxi or hire a car.

It is possible to walk to the Bizkaia Aretoa building from Termibus in about 20 minutes. You can also take the tram from the San Mamés tram stop to Atxuri, and get off at Guggenheim stop.

The journey from the airport to the centre of Bilbao takes 20 minutes and should cost you around 25 euro. There are taxis waiting outside the arrivals terminal.

Taxi numbers

  • Radio Taxi Bilbao: +34 94 444 88 88
  • Radio Teletaxi: +34 94 410 21 21
  • Radiotaxi Nervión: + 34 94 426 90 26

The nearest stop is Guggenheim, which is right by the Bizkaia Aretoa building. It is about a one-minute walk.

Bilbobus
LINES 1, 10, 13 and 18 stopping at the Plaza del Museo de Bellas Artes and on Deusto bridge (it is about a six-minute walk from both bus stops). Lines 13, 27, 38 and 48, stopping at Alameda de Rekalde (it is about an eight-minute walk from here). Lines 11 and 71, stopping at the Universidad de Deusto (in this case, you have to cross the river via the Pedro Arrupe footbridge, which is about a five-minute walk).

Bizkaibus
Lines A2153, A2314, A2322, A3225, A3411, A3516, A3517, A3518, A3527, stopping at Plaza del Museo (with about a six-minute walk from here), Lines A3247 and A3414, stopping at Alameda Recalde (with about an eight-minute walk) and Line A3223, stopping at the Universidad de Deusto (in this case you have to cross the estuary via the Pedro Arrupe footbridge, which is about a five-minute walk).

The nearest stop is Moyua (exit for Ercilla-Guggenheim). From the exit, walk down Calle Elcano towards the rive (in the direction of Abandoibarra), keeping the Government House building on your left, and when you come to the Euskadi roundabout, turn into Calle Ramón Rubial and continue until you come to the Bizkaia Aretoa building. It is about a ten-minute walk.

The nearest parking is in Plaza Euskadi (in the square of the same name). The entrance is in Calle Ramón Rubial. It is about a two-minute walk.

Accommodation

We have pre-booked a large number of rooms at preferential rates in order to guarantee availability for all the conference attendees. You can find in this brochure the hotels and rates for our participants.

If you’d like to benefit from these rates and book the hotel rooms that fit best your needs, we encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible, ideally before 1st of March, 2023.

Please use the promotional code ENLIGHTBILBAO2023 when you book the room(s).

For any questions, you can contact our event management team by sending an email to enlightbilbao@eventi3.com

Social Media

Official hashtag

#ImpactENLIGHT

Contact us

ENLIGHT Organisation Team

impact.enlight@ehu.es
+34 688 673 824

 

Event Management Team

Periko Enciso
enlightbilbao@eventi3.com
+34 944 39 93 93